RCN District and Community Nursing Forum - Driving quality care at home.
This sketch animation was created by the RCN District Nursing Steering Group to highlight the work that District Nurses do.
RCN Events video on demand: Exploring quality of life for patients with leg ulcers: are we missing a vital piece of the jigsaw?
Dr Julie Green, Chair of the RCN District and Community Nursing Forum, focusses on person-centred care linked to chronic venous leg ulcer care. The principles presented can be applied to all person-centred care. Register online for free access to this video.
Nursing History Collection
The Nursing history collection generally consists of modern books about the history of nursing which can be borrowed by RCN members.
Baly M (1987) A history of the Queen’s Nursing Institute, London: Croom Helm.
Cohen S (2010) The district nurse, Oxford: Shire.
Jordan P (2012) District nurse: my life as a nurse in the 1950s, London: Orion.
Morrison C (2017) Hebridean heroines: twentieth century Queen's Nurses (1940s-1970s), Laxay, Isle of Lewis: Islands Book Trust.
Our Permanent Collection consists of nursing specific core items and rare items. Items are viewable by appointment at the RCN Library and Heritage Centre.
Baly M, Robottom B and Clark J (1987) District nursing (2nd
edition), London: Heinemann.
Handbook for Queen's Nurses (1924), London: The Scientific Press.
Loane M (1905) Outlines of routine in district nursing, London: The Scientific Press.
Stocks M (1960) A hundred years of district nursing, London: Allen and Unwin.
The RCN Archive contains some of the most important collections dedicated to the history of the nursing profession in the UK, including the organisational records of the Queen Victoria's Institute of District Nursing Scottish branch which subsequently became the Queens Nursing Institute, Scotland (QNIS).
Viewable in Edinburgh by appointment.
The RCN Archive contains over 600 recordings of individuals from across the nursing profession. Search "T/*" in the RefNo search field of the archive catalogue to browse the collection.
The Queen's Nursing Institute Heritage website explores the 150 year history of district nursing in the UK.